New Roots presents… a LUNARIA RECORDS SHOWCASE NIGHT t featuring the finest in UK blues, jazz and Americana.
JIMMY REGAL & THE ROYALS are a howlin’ blues three piece straight out of South London – a blazing, blues-infused trio, characterised by Joff Watkins’ dazzlingly powerful harmonica-playing, CJ Williams’ versatile, mesmeric riffing built on the unshakeable foundations of New Orleans and North Mississippi, and Sammy Samuels’ reverberant, in-the-pocket drums. Their second album, ‘Late Night Chicken’ was released in September 2020 on Lunaria Records. The album garnered a wealth of appreciation from the blues and roots community, with their latest single ‘Can’t Cry No More’ recently featured on BBC 4’s Loose Ends.
Taking deep-rooted influence from blues, country, Americana and New Orleans music, British rhythm & blues band CONSUMMATE ROGUES were formed by saxophonist and keys player Chris Rand. The group of top notch London session musicians came together over the last year of lockdown, and will release their debut E.P. on Lunaria Records this summer.

TOM REMON is an aspiring young guitarist on the London Jazz scene. Having only recently graduated from Middlesex University in 2019, his playing already conveys a maturity beyond his years. He is an alumni of the Jazz Warriors development program, and has already played with some of the era’s most esteemed jazz musicians, including Denys Baptiste, Steve Williamson and Gary Crosby. JIM MULLEN is considered a National treasure and inspiration to all musicians, not just guitarists. He is a veteran award-winning guitarist on the British jazz scene, with a career spanning over four decades. The two musicians recorded the album Duality during lockdown, a beautiful blend of classic repertoire and tunes familiar to the discerning jazz fan, interleaved with expertly crafted original compositions. Released in March 2021, the boundary-transcending album crosses the generations of jazz.

NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk and contemporary roots music scene.  It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserve – for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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